Sunday, January 3, 2016

Must Read in 2016

Here we are at the beginning of a brand new year, and it's time to make new reading goals. Last year was my first time to actually share a written list of books to read, and it was a great inspiration to me, while also helping me stay on track. It was fun to watch other participants' progress when updates were posted. I am excited to take part again! I have only included kid lit for my challenge this time. I have divided the books into three categories: 2016 Releases, (Fairly Recent) Books I've Missed, & Classics. The books I plan to read are listed below:

2016 Releases
These are several of the 2016 books that I am looking forward to reading.
  • Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban (January 5) 1/16/16
  • Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock (January 5) 1/18/16
  • Soar by Joan Bauer (January 5) 1/28/16 
  • The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson (January 26) 4/3/16
  • Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart (January 26) 3/25/16 
  • Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Kormon (February 2) 3/6/16
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker (February 2) 1/30/16
  • The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (February 23) 2/15/16
  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor (March 1) 3/11/16
  • Summerlost by Allie Condie (March 29) 2/28/16
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander (April 5) 1/10/16
  • Just Like Me by Nancy Cavanaugh (April 5) 3/13/16
  • The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan (April 12) 5/18/16
  • Ramie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (April 12) 4/23/16
  • Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks (April 26) 1/13/16
  • The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy (May 10) 12/4/16
  • The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore (May 3) 6/2/16
  • The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (June 7) 4/16/16
  • Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin (June 28) 6/8/16
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes (July 12) 4/3/16

Books I've Missed
These are books that were published in the past few years that I have wanted to read and just didn't get to them.
  • All Fall Down by Ally Carter 4/24/16 - audio
  • Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes 5/9/16 - audio
  • Blackbird Fly by Erin Estrada Kelly 1/30/16 
  • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bergman 1/18/16 - audio
  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson 1/23/16
  • Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb 2/17/16
  • Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart 3/26/16
  • Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon 1/14/16
  • Five, Six, Seven, Nate by Tim Federle 1/5/16 - audio
  • Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton 1/16/16
  • How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby 5/8/16
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste 2/21/16 - audio
  • Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai 3/7/16
  • Peak by Roland Smith 1/5/16
  • Rules for Ghosting by A. J. Maquette 10/24/16
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty 1/22/16 - audio
I am going to add just a few older books that are mostly rereads for me, but it has been years!
  • Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie  12/30/16
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri 12/30/16
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne 1/17/16

My list is made up of forty books, which is fifteen more that last year, but I have more new releases on this list, and those are ones I am always anxious to read. I am looking forward to a year full of great books. Let the reading begin!